Friday, December 13, 2019

Costa Rica Marks 67th Anniversary Without a Military Force

Commemorating his nation’s commitment to peace, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis presided over celebrations marking the 67th anniversary of the Central American nation’s abolition of the military. In remarks at the National Museum, President Solis said “the abolition of our army reflects belief in the concept of peace, which today we commemorate and would […]

Arturo Sandoval to Be Honored By President Obama

President Obama named sixteen people, including Grammy award-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, for the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. Born in Cuba and later defecting to the U.S. in 1990, Sandoval is a well-known trumpeter, pianist and composer in both countries. As a protégé of the late Dizzy Gillespie, another famous jazz musician, Sandoval contributed […]